Europe Pushes Through Directive

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of the 3rd European Driving Licence Directive.

A final amendment submitted by UK MEP Philip Bradbourn (Conservative) calling for the rejection of the directive was defeated.

A big thanks to all of you who lobbied their MEPs, the European Commissioner, signed the petition and took part in the poll during this issue.

We have left the information page on the Directive “live” as an archive and the licence graph, which tries to give an overview of the complexity of the licence regime.

You can still sign the petition which we can still use in the coming months.

What happens next?

We have already been in communication with the rest of the motorcycle community in the UK – Training Representatives – Motorcycle Industry – BMF.

Government has already stated that they will consult with motorcycle representatives, to deliver the motorcycle aspects of the directive in the UK.

At this stage, as defined in the directive, this should be by 2013.

We now face a long haul to get the best deal for young and new riders!

Campaign website Here

Issued by
Trevor Baird
Director of Public Affairs

The UK’s Leading Riders’ Rights Organisation